The World Chess Cup runs from Sept. 2 through Sept. 28. The tournament helps determine who will challenge the reigning World Chess Champion for his crown. As of this week, the semi-finals begin; Wesley So (USA) v. Liren Ding (China) and Levon Aronian (Armenia) v. Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France).This week’s position is from So’s previous match in the tournament against Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain). So is black; Pons, white. So illustrates the one-two punch that pawns and pins can inflict.
This week’s position is from the 2017 Chess World Cup, which runs from Sept. 2 to Sept. 27. The World Cup helps determine who will challenge the reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen for his title in 2018. Even so, Carlsen was allowed to participate in this year’s World Cup.Carlsen lost his match against China’s Xiangzhi Bu. This week’s position is from their decisive game. Bu is black; Carlsen, white. Bu used his advanced pawn to exploit Carlsen’s vulnerable 1st rank.
The Maginot Line was a French line of fortifications constructed in the 1930s to prevent a German incursion. The French line, however, was weak in the Ardennes Forest. The Germans exploited this in 1940, and the rest is history.In this week’s position white breaks through black’s line of defense, like the Germans broke through the Maginot Line. With this hint in mind please try to find white’s winning attack.White’s pieces target black’s king. The g6 square and pawn are weak.
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